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for special offers now. repairs are quickly getting underway at a north bay school after a damaging fire last night. crews are working under a deadline as kids are set to return to school in just three weeks. thanks for joining us. i'm kristein sze. this fire broke out at dixie elementary school in san rafael, and we just got work from school officials on whether the start of the school year may be affected. abc 7 news reporter tiffany wilson is live at the scene. tiffany? >> hi, kristen. well, most of the construction workers are taking a lunch
break, but you can see some of the demolition work on the roof that's already underway. the building houses kindergarten, tk and first grade classrooms. now most of what is inside escaped damage remarkably. the superintendent believes that the classrooms inside will be ready for students on the first day of school. construction workers wasted no time ripping out the charred roof of dixie elementary building "a" this morning. >> it was my classroom and my friend emily. it was our building that was on fire. >> reporter: mimi reddick's classroom was full of materials for her new kindergarten class. >> put things into perspective when it's just stuff, but there was a lot of stuff. >> reporter: the fire started around 5:45 yesterday evening. thick smoke poured into the sky. >> we got a wild knock on door from some kids and they said their school is on fire, and i didn't believe them at first, but i looked into their eyes and i knew they were telling the truth so i got in my car and drove down. >> reporter: by the time marnie glickman arrived, firefighters
had everything under control. the fire chief says the roof was getting replaced, and extra rolls of tarpaper could be to blame. the superintendent surveyed the damage today. >> it looks like there's no structural damage, and the construction company and their tem is working extremely hard to get it back up to speed as quickly as possible. >> reporter: school starts august 24th, leaving parents to wonder what is in store for their children? the superintendent anticipates the classrooms will be ready. >> well, i believe in our community. i believe we can get it done and i'll have a time line from the construction company and we'll be talking about it this afternoon. >> if it's ready i'll be so thrilled. >> reporter: the superintendent is meeting with the construction company at 1:00 today, and he says even if worst case scenario for some reason, the classrooms are not ready for the first day of school, they have other options here on campus and elsewhere in the district. live in san rafael, tiffany wilson, abc 7
>> the oakland a's are investigating after a fight broke out last night in the stands in the first game of the bay bridge series against the giants. video appears to show a female security guard punching a fan. abc 7 news reporter matt keller is live at the coliseum. matt, the a's just released a statement. >> reporter: kristen, so far oakland police are not talking about this incident. they have not said whether or not someone was arrested last night, but we do know and just learned in the past hour that the security guard in the center of the conflict in the stands will not be working here at the oakland coliseum ever this video was shot by shane. he says he saw a female security guard and a woman in the crowd arguing. another security guard stepped in between the two, but the female security guard went into the row behind the fan and started to pull her hair and
punching her. shane also says another security guard grabbed the fan's friends hair as well. eventually the crowd started booing the female security guard pwho gave everyone the finger ad threw some type of liquid into the crowd. oakland police arrived on the scene to clear things out and restore order. both witnesses say it appears the security guards were the aggressors in this situation. and we just heard back from a spokesperson with the a's. she tells us they use a third-party security company called staff pro. staff pro used a subcontractor for last night's game called u.s. security associates, and that's who hired this security guard. oakland a's spokesperson says this individual will not return to work the a's game. fan safety is our utmost concern. as we stated last night, we do not tolerate violence, and we've referred to matter to the oakland police department. the a's and giants play tonight here at the oakland coliseum. the first pitch is at 7:05. reporting live in oakland, matt keller, abc 7 news. if you're looking for a place to escape the intensifying
south bay heat, the city of san jose is offering some relief. the city is opening at least five cooling centers. they include the bass come, camden and roosevelt community centers. they will stay open until 9:00 tonight. you can find all the centers on our website, abc7news.com for a check on the temperatures where you live right now. let's go to abc 7 news meteorologist mike niccio. >> hi, everybody. let's open up the weather window on the east bay valleys looking back towards san francisco. this is how warm it's going to get today compared to average. about 4 degrees in san francisco all the way to double digits in san jose, santa rosa and concord where we'll hit 92, 939 and 101. heat advisory, notice it's mainly up in the hills because those areas only fell into the 70s and 80s this morning and will do the same tomorrow morning. this heat advisory goes until 9:00 wednesday. now, still going to be hot in other neighborhoods, and we've got to throw in the added, yeah, to spare the air day, air
quality could be poor, especially in our inland east bay neighborhoods, and as we're looking right here in the santa clara valleys, specifically san jose 101 and 880. come back with the big seven-day forecast. have another spare the air day likely tomorrow. there's a threat of a thunderstorm in the weather forecast before the weather gets cooler for the weekend. kristen. >> see you again in a few minutes. thanks, mike. more details regarding the life of orlando night club shooter omar mateen. defense attorneys will argue she had some kind of mental industry. she's being charged with aiding and abetting mateen's attempts to aid help isis. she is set to stand trial in march of next year. video therefore morning of a smash-and-grab robbery at the novato costco. this surveillance video was released of sunday's incident. three suspects opened the store right after it opened and ran
directly to the jewelry cases. they used hammers to smash the glass and then they scooped up an estimated $50,000 worth of jewelry. they ran out of the store to an awaiting black chevy with temporary license plates. police are investigating whether the robbery is connected to similar incidents at other bay-area costcos. neighbors in santa clara hope you can recognize people they think might have been breaking cars at their condo complex. now, this is surveillance images at the condo complex at el camino real right by saratoga creek. the break-ins usually happen between 12:30 and 3:30 in the morning. residents tell us they are concerned because at least three people usually commit the crimes together. santa clara police are investigating. happening today, the contra costa county board of supervirusors will review a dozen applications for a new district attorney. the position became available in june after mark peterson resigned. a grand jury found peterson illegally spent campaign
donations on personal items and then lied about it. the board will choose finalists who will be invited to take part in a public forum in two weeks. the most qualified candidate will serve the remainder of peterson's term which expires in january 2019. now to a new bombshell out of washington. white house sources now reveal it was the president himself who drafted his son's misleading explanation about his meeting with the russian lawyer. this is all happening as the new chief of staff takes charge of the west wing. here's abc news reporter emily rau with the details. >> reporter: already a crisis for the new white house chief of staff john kelly. abc news confirming president trump personally dictated the misleading initial statement released by done jr. to the "new york times" that the meeting he, jared kushner and former campaign chairman paul manafort had with the number of russians was about adoptions and was not a campaign issue at the time. >> the president didn't sign off on anything.
he was coming back from the g-20. the president wasn't involved in that. >> reporter: trump's legal team then denying the president had any involvement, but sources for abc and "the washington post" refute that. don junior later admitting the meeting was campaign-related and he agreed to take it after being promised dirt on hillary clinton. >> it shows the president is willing to micromanage the russia investigation response and he's willing to apparently directly mislead the american people. >> reporter: today the president's lawyer telling abc news about that new report, quote, apart from being of no consequence the characterizations are misinformed, inaccurate and not perter in the. all choice now on the west wing and president trump's new right-hand man. his last big hire lasting less than two weeks. the team still reeling after the oustings of sean spicer, reince priebus and anthony scaramucci, but now hoping to turn the page with general kelly in command. >> i predict that general kelly will go down in terms of the
position of chief of staff, one of the great ever. >> reporter: president trump showing no signs he plans to adjust his social media behavior tweeting on tuesday only the fake news media and trump enemies want me to stop using social media. emily rau, abc news, washington. new this morning just one week after cancelling their bay-area conquer the, two popular bands are returning to san jose. hall & oates and tears for fears will be performing after all at the s.a.p. center sunday, september 17th. the show had been postponed due to a tears for fears family emergency. concerts in l.a. have also been rescheduled for next month. all original tickets will be hopored. if you can't go officials say refunds are available at point of purchase. tickets are also on sale now for the newly rescheduled date. >> varsity football may no longer be an option for student athletes at one north bay high school. a former coach says health concerns could play a role in that decision. and uber tries to improve
california will be forced to look for a new plan as anthem blue cross plans to end the coverage in most of the state. state officials say anthem will continue providing coverage only in santa clara county and other part of northern california and the central valley, this as president trump threatens to end payments to insurance companies. novato high school is trying to pull the plug on its varsity football team. school officials cite the low number of interested juniors and seniors in playing, plus the coach resigned late last month. that coach tells our media partner the marin independent journal that concussion concerns played a role. the marin county athletic league must approve the petition to drop or net varsity football. novato high will still field a junior varsity team for underclassmen. happening today, uber is expected to begin adjusting salaries for all of its employees as part of an effort to pay everyone equally. sources tell cnet the move is
addressed to address pay imbalances between men and women and white and minority employees. the san francisco-based ride-hailing company is trying to repair its corporate image after dealing with accusations of sexual harassment, gender bias and unprofessional business practices. according to cnet uber plans to raise the salary of employees making below the median industry wage. now if you're looking for a new place to live in the south bay, get ready to pay up big time. after declining in january, a new report finds san jose rents have now ticked back up for six straight months. our media partner the bay area news group provided the partners provided by apartmentlist.com finding july rents in san jose were up by .5% from june, so half a percent and elsewhere in silicon valley rent increased even more on a year over year basis. mountianview seeing a 5% increase from last year and santa clara is seeing a 4.5%
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elementary school. fremont police say they were in the area at the time investigating a residential burglary. they cannot confirm a connection between the burglary investigation and this crash, but you can see the car is almost totally inside the front of the house in that neighborhood. the cul-de-sac filled with police, and it appears police are putting someone in handcuffs. not sure again the relationship between this crash and possible burglary investigation nearby, but you can see once again police surrounding a man that they are putting in handcuffs and pudding him presumably into that police vehicle. this is all happening in fremont near nick let avenue. so we'll continue to follow this breaking news story and bring you more as soon as we get it. and more breaking news now, this one out of yuba county where two sheriff's deputies have been shot. the sheriff's department confirm the shooting happened this morning between the communities of oregon house and dobbins. the condition of the deputies not known right now, but
officials say they will be airlifted to nearby hospitals. the suspect is not in custody. we'll have more on both breaking stories this afternoon and on our free abc 7 news app and on abcnews.com. >> if you're with us every morning at this time, you know i like to run a time lapse of the sunrise. we call it a beauty this morning, thanks to the nothing not being nearly as thick nor having such a lid on san francisco. look at that gorgeous sunrise from sutro tower. you can see mt. diablo, the silhouette off in the distance and the absolutely gorgeous colors. because of the sunshine we'll be warmer today and tomorrow, surging well above average. poor air quality, unfortunately, is going to be a by-product of that likely today and tomorrow. check this out. watching the storm threat. just a threat right now but it is for thursday as a monsoon, some of that moisture may work its way up the coast towards us. right now our warmest temperatures inland east bay, 82
in gilroy and los gatos up in the hills 82. 78 in san jose and 65 and nice in oakland, a nice 67, and san francisco is 66 in san mateo and mid-70s up in the north bay valleys. we've got a small craft advisory. once again the wind howling through this area shaded in yellow from noon to nine so a little bit longer than yesterday. it will be about 21 to 33 knots. it won't touch the south bay so we're warmer here. look at that 101 in morgan hill and gilroy. 77 in santa cruz. 76 in millbrae sounds great and 82 in san mateo, a little uncomfortable and 88 in redwood city, yeah, a little warm on the peninsula today. mid to upper 60s on the coast. a little more sunshine in the next couple of days. we'll be in the upper 80s to low 90s through most of the north bay valley and look at the 103 in cloverdale. 78 berkeley and 16 in fremont and castro valley and 1,100 just about everywhere in our inland
east bay neighborhoods. going to the came, 7:05 first pitch 71 as the bay bridge series continues. national night out and then we'll start here, 82, 76 and 60, but by 6:00 we're starting to calm down a little bit. 95 there and 828 around the bay to 61 inland, and then 60s, 70s and a 80s by 8:00. good news, we'll drop into the mid-50s to mid-60s in most neighborhoods. the hills and mountains will stay in the 70s and 80s, that's why you have the heat advisory again. my accuweather seven-day forecast, let's do it again tomorrow and then can you see thursday a small threat of some thunderstorms, and after that we see a little bit of a tapering of the temperatures, and we'll be back to average by saturday, sunday and monday so easily today and tomorrow, the two hottest days this week. >> great for the bay bridge series. nice for baseball fans. >> hopefully, they will enjoy t.at&t park, and we're working and rooting for both sides. >> you have green. >> tomorrow i'm going orange. >> we'll figure it out. >> thanks, mike.
california's wet winter could end up costing taxpayers in marin county. happening today, county officials will consider adding a flood control parcel tax on the november ballot. the money will go towards reducing flooding and restoring creeks and marshland in novato which was hard hit this past winter f.approved the tax would cost each single family home about $47 a year. a mom spots a cute dog in a restaurant all curled up, sleeping, or so she thought. you won't believe what it
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and... who's there? hey. a boy? oh, on the bed? you never told your dad and i about any... wait, what's going on now? move the flag. coming up at 4:00, a bay area city is cracking down on illegal fireworks, but it's not the crackdown that's confusing people. it's how they are issuing the fines, and choosing the right sunscreens. what you don't know could burn you. the story tonight on "abc 7 news at 5:00." if you're a dog person you know it's impossible to walk by another pup without getting very excited. hanna murphy says her mom is one of those people, so take a look at this video. the two ladies were eating at a restaurant in new york when her mom started giggling saying take a look at that adorable daschund, he's sleeping. turns out it wasn't a dog at all. it was a brown purse. murphy tweeted these photos of
the handbag that confused her mother which in all fairness does kind of look like a dog, right? >> i can see, that dog-callered glasses you're wearing. >> the straps for the tail. >> murphy is a comedian and writer and got a huge kick out of this. i've seen people put dogs in purses. >> the little tea cup. >> but a purse as a dog, a whole new thing. >> that's interesting. she really wanted to see a dog. >> i really guess so. from all of us here at abc 7 news, thanks so much for joining us. "who wants to be a millionaire" is coming up next, and let's leave you with this beautiful beach shot. mike, santa cruz is lovely. >> 77
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>> welcome to whiz kids week. we've got a bunch of straight "a" students here to play with us today. they're used to busting the curve. now we'll find out if they can break the bank. let's play "who wants to be a millionaire." [cheers and applause] [dramatic music] ♪ hey, everybody, welcome to whiz kids week here on "who wants to be a millionaire." we're in the middle of a great game. our returning whiz kid was the arkansas state geographic bee champion, and is a two-time quiz bowl mvp. from springdale, arkansas, please welcome back sojas wagle. [cheers and applause] sojas, welcome back. >> thank you. ♪ >> oh, we're in the middle of a great game. you have stunned us with your skills, your intellect. you've gotten to $30,000. you're playing a great game. [cheers and applause] so you're a geographic bee champ... >> mm-hmm. >> where'd you get your love of geography from? >> well, actually, my